Whether you are planning to list a fix-and-flip house soon or prep it for rental, it is important to know which curb appeal improvements will add the most value to the property. To make sure your investment home’s curb appeal is up to snuff, we put together a list of six home improvements projects to take a stab at this summer.
Upgrade the Garage Door
Replacing your garage door is an item that is high on the list of desired home renovations. According to Renovation Magazine, home sellers recoup 84% of the investment of replacing a garage door. A whiter, cleaner door will help with curb appeal or give a more modern look.
Try a Front Door Facelift
Consider painting or staining your front door to give it a fresh new look. Summer is an excellent time to make a bold color choice that will help your investment home stand out.
Keep Up with Your Lawn Care
It may seem simple, but basic lawn care and a well-kept yard can add significant value to your property’s curb appeal. Make sure to keep your lawn and shrubbery well-manicured and water your plants and flowers to keep them lively.
Pressure-Wash Your Driveway
Over time, concrete driveways and sidewalks can collect mildew and stains, making them unsightly and decreasing the curb appeal of your investment home. These stains can also weaken the concrete, making it more susceptible to cracking. You can rid your sidewalks and driveway of stains quickly and efficiently by using a pressure washer while using less water than a traditional garden hose.
Upgrade Your Walkways
In addition to power-washing the driveway and walkways around your investment home, replace any chipped or broken stones and trim away weeds and grass along the edges to give them a more refined look. There are several types of lawn edging tools for every budget, from manual to electric to gasoline-powered ones.
Update the Lighting
Exterior lighting is a simple and inexpensive way to add gorgeous curb appeal as well as security to your home. To create a dynamic impact for your home, there are few more cost-effective options than lighting. A simple spotlight can accent your landscaping and showcase your home’s façade, while floodlights can provide additional safety. Even inexpensive solar lights along walkways and gardens can make a big difference.
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